On Mar 21, 2008, at 4:50 AM, william fitzgerald wrote:
> Dear Firewall Experts,
>
> Provocative Question:
> ++++++++++++++++++++
> Are firewalls obsolete in a world involving enterprise Webservice SOA?
>
> What do I mane by the above question: given that Web Services (J2EE
> and
> so forth) tend to tunnel through http and https (eg. SOAP) what role
> can
> a traditional network firewall play? (other than simply permitting
> access for all, therefore rendering the firewall as an extra cog
> providing no input in the overall process)
>
> I am asking this question not to be flamed but to provoke a discussion
> as to why we still need firewalls.


Well there are 65534 other ports

joe

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